Washington Capitals re-sign forward Brian Pinho

The game five overtime hero against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will return to the chocolate and white for the 2019-2020 season. Forward Brian Pinho put up 12 points (4g, 8a) in 73 regular season AHL games. In eight playoffs games with the Hershey Bears BP would score two points (1g, 1a) including the overtime game winning goal in game five of the first round. Brian Pinho, a 2013 draft selection completed his first professional season this past season.

Brian Pinho becomes the second player to sign a new contract with Washington, a one-year, two-way deal in 2019-20. https://t.co/hBp7Y7frHa pic.twitter.com/yzOO1Cvo9l— Bears Hockey Nation (@HBHNationBlog) May 20, 2019

Here is the Washington Capitals Press Release:

“The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Brian Pinho to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000/$100,000), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Pinho, 24, recorded 12 points (4g, 8a) in 73 regular season games and two points (1g, 1a) in eight playoffs games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season, his first professional season. The 6’2″, 197-pound forward scored the overtime series-clinching goal in Game 5 in the opening round of the playoffs against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The North Andover, Mass., native recorded 32 points (12g, 20a) in 40 games with Providence College in his senior season in 2017-18, making Pinho, who captained the Friars, the second-highest goal scorer at Providence College. Pinho was named as Hockey East’s Best Defensive Forward and was named to the Third All Star Team.

Brian Pinho skates against Jordan Subban of the Toronto Marlies. Picture from Washingtoncaps.com

Pinho finished his NCAA career with 115 points (39g, 76a) in 156 games. In his junior season, the 6’1″, 191-pound forward led Providence with 40 points (12g, 28a), and his 28 assists were the most by a Friar since the 2002-03 season. Pinho recorded 25 points (9g, 16a) in his sophomore season, recording six multi-point games. In his 2014-15 freshman season, Pinho led all Providence freshmen with 18 points (6g, 12a) and was named as the team’s Most Outstanding Freshman. Pinho recorded two points (1g, 1a) in four NCAA Tournament games en route to a NCAA Championship, Providence’s first-ever hockey championship.

Pinho played in 59 games for the Indiana Ice in the USHL in the 2013-14 season, tied for sixth in goals (28) and 15th in points (56) in the USHL. Pinho scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the USHL Clark Cup Final against the Waterloo Black Hawks, earning Indiana their second Clark Cup in franchise history. A product of St. John’s Prep High School in Massachusetts, Pinho recorded 93 points (32g, 61a) in 45 games in two seasons from 2011 to 2013.

The Capitals selected Pinho in the sixth round, 174th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.”

NEWS | The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Brian Pinho to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000/$100,000)#ALLCAPS https://t.co/dInGtXnv3C— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 20, 2019

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